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Jiro Takamatsu

Shadow No. 1432, 1997

Acrylic on canvas
71 3/5 × 89 1/2 in
181.8 × 227.3 cm
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Jiro Takamatsu’s Shadow No. 1432 from 1997 belongs to the artist’s iconic series …

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From the Catalogue:
Jiro Takamatsu’s Shadow No. 1432 from 1997 belongs to the artist’s iconic series of Shadow paintings, begun decades before in 1964. The subjects depicted in these paintings are each simplified to their basic contours, but are rendered with enough precision to signify a certain persona. The figures …

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Signed, titled and dated "JIRO TAKAMATSU 1997 No. 1432" on the reverse
Jiro Takamatsu
Japanese, 1936–1998
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Jiro Takamatsu was an influential artist, known for breaking down the boundaries between art and life in experimental art forms and guerrilla-style performances, in addition to sculpture, drawing, photography, and painting. Takamatsu was a founding member of the Hi Red Center collective alongside Genpei Akasegawa and Natsuyuki Nakanishi in 1963, and a key figure in the development of the Mono-Ha movement (the “school of things” associated with Lee Ufan). His most celebrated works were the “Shadow Paintings”, begun 1964, in which he painted the isolated shadows of solitary figures and items in delicate grey. These were inspired by images of shadows in 19th-century Japanese woodcuts, as well as the way in which screen doors capture the silhouettes.

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From the Catalogue:
Jiro Takamatsu’s Shadow No. 1432 from 1997 belongs to the artist’s iconic series …

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From the Catalogue:
Jiro Takamatsu’s Shadow No. 1432 from 1997 belongs to the artist’s iconic series of Shadow paintings, begun decades before in 1964. The subjects depicted in these paintings are each simplified to their basic contours, but are rendered with enough precision to signify a certain persona. The figures …

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Signature
Signed, titled and dated "JIRO TAKAMATSU 1997 No. 1432" on the reverse
Jiro Takamatsu
Japanese, 1936–1998
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Jiro Takamatsu was an influential artist, known for breaking down the boundaries between art and life in experimental art forms and guerrilla-style performances, in addition to sculpture, drawing, photography, and painting. Takamatsu was a founding member of the Hi Red Center collective alongside Genpei Akasegawa and Natsuyuki Nakanishi in 1963, and a key figure in the development of the Mono-Ha movement (the “school of things” associated with Lee Ufan). His most celebrated works were the “Shadow Paintings”, begun 1964, in which he painted the isolated shadows of solitary figures and items in delicate grey. These were inspired by images of shadows in 19th-century Japanese woodcuts, as well as the way in which screen doors capture the silhouettes.

Jiro Takamatsu

Shadow No. 1432, 1997

Acrylic on canvas
71 3/5 × 89 1/2 in
181.8 × 227.3 cm
Bidding closed
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